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Posted Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 by Jeff Safire

TI’s Hornbeck wins for micro-mirror DLP chip Hollywood awarded an Oscar to an engineer who made what may be the world’s smallest — and most accurate — projector. Several engineers crossed the Dolby Theater stage in Hollywood Feb. 7, accepting awards for technology that has changed the look and feel of cinema. Among them…

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 by Jonathan Wells

Google glass, soccer-playing exoskeletons, bitcoins, and more …  Here’s an interesting perspective from MIT Technology Review.  I like the reminder that a technology that solves a problem maybe a success, but failures are not predictable.  Promising technologies can be felled by Supreme Court decisions, public opinion, and even by fibbing graduate students … Jonathan…

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Posted Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 by David Chapman

As part of my business, I manage server computers across the United States – source code repositories, file download hosts, and Web sites. That means I see the underside of the Internet, as unknown attackers try to break in through every channel imaginable. Recently I have been seeing high-intensity ssh (secure shell) login attempts…

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Posted Monday, Nov 24, 2014 by Dennis Falknstein

The most recent IEEE-PULSE publication dedicates several articles to the new generation of hospitals. The technologies behind these new billion dollar hospitals run the spectrum of science and engineering. But are the hospitals intelligent or are they rather enablers for better care? The use of “intelligent devices” needs to be carefully constructed. These devices…

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Posted Friday, Nov 21, 2014 by David Chapman

C++ is 35 years old, and the most recent standard, C++ 14 (based on the year, not the number of revisions) has just come out. Bjarne Stroustrup, the developer of C++, talked about goals for the next release, C++ 17, in an InfoWorld interview. I’ve been using C++ for 23 years, since I got…

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